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PSP, PennDOT highlight traffic safety

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HARRISBURG — As counties move into the yellow phase of reopening and “Stay at Home Orders” are adjusted, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) remind drivers that traffic safety must be top of mind when behind the wheel. “While ...

Cancellations and Postponements

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EVENTS — The Centre County Grange Fair has been canceled. — The Avis Memorial Day Carnival scheduled for May 26 through 30 at the Avis Fire Company is canceled. The company’s food sale will still be held outside the fire hall on May 29 and 30. — The Clinton County Fair Farmers and ...

Help for the Community

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Centre YMCA hosting soup drive-throughs BELLEFONTE — Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon, Bellefonte YMCA of Centre County’s anti Hunger program will host a soup drive-through at the Bellefonte YMCA. Meals will be distributed behind the building in the municipal parking lot. ...

No new COVID-19 cases reported in Clinton County

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No new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Clinton County Friday afternoon keeping the total at 48 cases, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported. So far 474 people in the county have tested negative for the virus. Centre County increased to a total of 138 positives with 1,763 testing ...

Levine: Over half of COVID-19 patients have recovered

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Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced on Friday evening over half of those diagnosed with COVID-19 since the outbreak first began have recovered. "We have new data to report that 57 percent of these cases have recovered from the virus," Levine said during a press conference at 4 ...

Community holds prayer vigil at ManorCare-JS

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JERSEY SHORE — They came together to pray and to sing religious songs, some raising their arms to an Almighty God. Some cried, a few shared a hug. They all gathered, about 70, outside ManorCare on Thompson Street on Wednesday night to show their support to the nursing home’s residents and ...

Police News – May 22

Police, court and fires

FedEx driver struck by vehicle LOCK HAVEN — The driver of a FedEx truck suffered injury of unknown severity after being struck by a vehicle along West Fourth Street in Lock Haven on May 13, Lock Haven City police said. Bree Wert, no address listed, was traveling west on the road at ...

A special treat at Kutzas Kitchen

Community

A group of Jersey Shore residents came together to give children who pick up free meals at Kutzas Kitchen a special treat. Lines of kids wearing their masks lined up outside the building along Wilson Street while volunteers handed them each their own McDonald’s Happy Meal. Kutzas Kitchen has ...

National EMS week more important than ever

Health

This week marks National Emergency Medical Services Week. It’s a yearly observation. But this year, the brave men and women on the front lines, especially first responders, deserve extra recognition. The COVID-19 crisis has changed everything. People have been asked to stay at home and are ...

Pandemic cancels 2020 Grange Encampment and Fair

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CENTRE HALL — Don’t get those tents out of storage. You won’t need them for the Grange Fair — it has been canceled. While many other Centre County fairs and festivals had already been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair ...

Howard Happenings

Community

CHICKEN BBQ Howard Fire Company is planning a Chicken BBQ tomorrow, May 23, from 11 a.m. until sold out. The meal will consist of 1/2 chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans and a roll for $8. The meals will be sold on a first-come, first served basis and is by drive-thru pickup at the fire ...

Paying tribute to fallen heroes

Health

As a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, I understand all too well the importance of paying tribute to fallen heroes — some of whom I knew personally. Their sacrifices help guarantee our way of life today, and their memories live on in the hearts and minds of those who honor them. This year on ...

Wolf eyes lifting of many more pandemic restrictions

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HARRISBURG — Some counties in Pennsylvania could see practically all of the state's pandemic restrictions on business activity and gatherings lifted in the coming days, other than social-distancing and health-monitoring guidelines that are in place to help stop the spread of the ...

Around the Town

Community

GOOD DAY and Happy 65th Birthday to June Marie (Barner) Sample, of Lock Haven Happy Birthday to Carol Friery Happy Anniversary to Alan Lamey and Casie Rockey Quote of the Day “Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.” — Helen Hayes Word of the Day Solecism – An ...

Mt. Nittany to restructure management and administrative positions

Health

STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health has announced a restructuring of its management and administrative staff due to the operational and financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Health system officials estimated this will result in the reduction of approximately 50 positions. “We are ...

Centre begins to bring back employees

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BELLEFONTE — With Centre County firmly in the yellow phase, businesses have begun to re-open. With that in mind, Centre County Government has begun to bring its furloughed employees back to work. Earlier this week, Centre County administrator Margaret Gray presented an update on those ...

Clinton, Centre counties each add three new cases of COVID-19

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LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County added three new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. There are now 48 cases in the county. The DOH also reported three new COVID-19 cases in Centre County on Thursday. The county’s first case was reported on March ...

PLCB issues guidance regarding new ‘drinks-to-go’ law

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HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board issued guidance to licensees regarding Act 21 of 2020, signed into law today by Gov. Tom Wolf, which allows certain hotel and restaurant licensees to temporarily sell prepared beverages and mixed drinks to go. Hotel and restaurant ...

As nation reopens, historic referendum on risk begins

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WASHINGTON — We are becoming a nation of amateur actuaries, calculating the risk of restarting our lives. Can we go outside? Can we go back to work? Can we go to a restaurant or bar? Can we go to the beach? Can our children go back to school? Can we visit grandma? The questions have an ...

Wolf Admin. awards $9.6 million to charitable food system

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HARRISBURG — The Wolf Administration will be awarding more than $9 million to non-profit entities for projects to fight hunger and prevent food waste. The awards come from the expanded Food Recovery Infrastructure grant program announced in April. Grants will allow food banks, shelters and ...